Firehouse Dog : Movie Review

The last time Bruce Greenwood and Steven Culp teamed together in a movie it was to play, respectively, John and Robert Kennedy in the Bay of Pigs saga Thirteen Days. That factoid will not mean anything to the youngsters that their new movie, Firehouse Dog, is meant to amuse, but it ought to give the kids' parents pause. After all, what are actors noted for their intensity doing in a family film? Good question, since the answer seems to be that neither the screenwriters nor director Todd Holland ever stopped to consider their target audience. As a result, they have ended up with a movie that is probably too intense for younger children yet too simplistic for their older siblings or grownups.

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Author : PAM GRADY